Sooke

West Coast Family Medical Clinic in Sooke has managed to avoid the closures and reduced hours caused by doctor shortages plaguing several clinics in the Capital Region. (File - Shutterstock)

Sooke’s creative approach to health care

West Coast Medical Clinic manages to survive while other clinics close doors due to doctor shortages

West Coast Family Medical Clinic in Sooke has managed to avoid the closures and reduced hours caused by doctor shortages plaguing several clinics in the Capital Region. (File - Shutterstock)
After many years in Sidney, Cat Fanciers of B.C./Garden City Cat Club hosts its first show in Sooke on May14-15. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Spring show the cat’s meow in Sooke

Sooke Community Hall hosts international cat show from May 14 to 15

After many years in Sidney, Cat Fanciers of B.C./Garden City Cat Club hosts its first show in Sooke on May14-15. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Grants are available to encourage programs that enhance the quality of life for Sooke residents. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Council approves $83,440 in community grants for local non-profits

Each year a portion of the Sooke municipal budget is set aside for community support funding

Grants are available to encourage programs that enhance the quality of life for Sooke residents. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
OPINION SIG

Alice Milne left Sooke for the Australian outback

She was the granddaughter of Edward Milne Sr.

  • May 2, 2022
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The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to SEAPARC Leisure Centre in July. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Jury selected for Sooke Fine Arts Show

Deadline to submit work is May 24

The Sooke Fine Arts Show returns to SEAPARC Leisure Centre in July. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

LETTER: Decision-makers missing obvious cause of traffic woes

Adjusting the traffic light timing on Sooke Road will not affect the…

  • Apr 29, 2022
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LETTER: Options for decreasing congestion on Sooke Road

There could be broad enough areas for four lanes, or at least…

  • Apr 29, 2022
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A pilot program that allows seniors 80 and older to renew their driver’s licenses in Sooke has been extended through 2022. (File - Black Press Media)

Province extends pilot program for senior driving tests in Sooke

Pandemic measures have resulted in fewer referrals for drivers for on-road assessments

A pilot program that allows seniors 80 and older to renew their driver’s licenses in Sooke has been extended through 2022. (File - Black Press Media)
Sooke council is delaying a plan for a tree-protection bylaw until after the municipal election. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke tree bylaw likely delayed until after fall election

‘The community needs time to look at all the options,’ says councillor

Sooke council is delaying a plan for a tree-protection bylaw until after the municipal election. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke council has received three pay raises since 2019. The mayor’s salary is $31,500, with councillors earning $15,750. (Sooke News Mirror file photo)

Sooke politicians’ pay to be tied to consumer price index

District approves pay bumps for councillors, mayor

Sooke council has received three pay raises since 2019. The mayor’s salary is $31,500, with councillors earning $15,750. (Sooke News Mirror file photo)
Norm McInnis will take medical leave while undergoing treatment. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke CAO diagnosed with cancer

Norm McInnis will take medical leave while undergoing treatment

Norm McInnis will take medical leave while undergoing treatment. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke RCMP released its first-quarter crime statistics this week. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke RCMP report significant jump in theft from vehicles, mischief incidents

Three individuals accounted for much of January’s spike in thefts from vehicles

Sooke RCMP released its first-quarter crime statistics this week. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
LETTER SIG

LETTER: Coming to grips with the elephant

How ironic that while some Sooke News Mirror readers are pointing to…

  • Apr 25, 2022
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LETTER: Proposed Sooke council raises troubling

Re: Sooke councillors eye future pay raises (Online, April 25) Before Sooke…

  • Apr 25, 2022
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District of Sooke council meets on Monday night. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Tonight at council: Sooke councillors eye future pay raises

Council to discuss remuneration at Monday night’s meeting

District of Sooke council meets on Monday night. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Robotics team members Aidan Freer Martinez, Nathan Wourms, Robbie Sutherland, vice-principal Kelly Dvorak, and Liam Darlington earned a bronze medal in the Skills Canada regional competition. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Journey robotics team programs bronze

While winning a medal is always nice, it’s just one of the…

Robotics team members Aidan Freer Martinez, Nathan Wourms, Robbie Sutherland, vice-principal Kelly Dvorak, and Liam Darlington earned a bronze medal in the Skills Canada regional competition. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
MISSAMBA brings their African roots-themed music to the Edward Milne Community Theatre on May 27. Adam Daou, a Malian musician from Mopti, plays a variety of percussion, including the djembe, duddun, calebasse, and balafon. (Contributed - MISSAMBA)

ISSAMBA’s rhythmic roots comes to Sooke

Rhythms rooted in all five regions of Africa resonate throughout ISSAMBA Showcase…

MISSAMBA brings their African roots-themed music to the Edward Milne Community Theatre on May 27. Adam Daou, a Malian musician from Mopti, plays a variety of percussion, including the djembe, duddun, calebasse, and balafon. (Contributed - MISSAMBA)
A new District of Sooke recruitment and retention program includes boosts in pay and a goal of supporting firefighters and their families. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Pay boost, other supports part of Sooke plan to recruit and retain firefighters

District program includes a goal of supporting firefighters and their families

A new District of Sooke recruitment and retention program includes boosts in pay and a goal of supporting firefighters and their families. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
It’s okay to accept and enjoy the impact of aging, writes Ron Cain. (File - Metro-Creative)

FITNESS: Exercise maintains good sexual health

Exercise is a hormonal buffet: increasing testosterone, cortisol, estrogen and serotonin

  • Apr 21, 2022
It’s okay to accept and enjoy the impact of aging, writes Ron Cain. (File - Metro-Creative)
Cute as can be. Twin Nigerian dwarf goats were on born on April 15. They'll soon help out with Vancouver Island Goat Yoga classes inn Shirley. (Contributed - Dana Haydon)
Cute as can be. Twin Nigerian dwarf goats were on born on April 15. They'll soon help out with Vancouver Island Goat Yoga classes inn Shirley. (Contributed - Dana Haydon)